The Winter's Tale
Running an emotional gamut from betrayal and broken hearts to romance and reconciliation, this 1611 tragicomedy begins with the tyrannical actions of a jealous king, whose baseless suspicions destroy his own family. The play's second half takes place 16 years later, when the lively plot takes a lighthearted turn, abounding in song and dance.
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Ambrose Bierce Antigonus Apollo Arthur Conan Doyle Autolycus Available in U.S. babe ballad bear beseech blood Bohemia brother Camillo child CLEOMENES Clown colour comfort court dare daughter death DION dost Dover E. M. Forster Exeunt SCENE Exit eyes fardel father fear ﬁnd ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁt ﬂesh FLORIZEL ﬂowers Folio reading gentleman give grace gracious hath hear heart heavens hence Hermione honest honour Ihave innocence Jack London joseph Conrad king King of Bohemia lady LEON Leontes live look lord madam Mark Twain mistress never o'er OmER POEMs OmER STORIEs oracle PAUL Paulina Perdita Polixenes poor pray prince prithee queen royal SHEP shepherd Sicilia sorrow speak stay Stephen Crane swear sweet tale tell thee thine thing thou art thought thy hand true wife Willa Cather William Shakespeare ACT word